News for 26 Feb 2014
26.02.2014 KGB wrecked Dzieciuki band’s concert in Brest
The performance of the punk-rockers from Hrodna was banned in the city on Buh.
26.02.2014 Freedom Day picket banned in Hlybokaye
The reason for the ban is traditional: lack of service contracts with the medics, utilities and the police. Moreover, the district police directly said they refused to enter into preliminary agreements.
26.02.2014 Human rights defender Barys Zvozskau would have been 65 today
Barys Zvozskau was born on February 26, 1949 in the town of Belogorsk (Russia). He graduated from the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute with a degree in engineering. Later, Barys Zvozskau graduated from the Higher International Human Rights Course.
26.02.2014 Ideology officials in Orsha ban radio performance by critical candidate
The recording was made on February 25 and was expected to be aired today. However, local ideology officials opposed it over a paragraph of the speech by candidate Mikalai Dziamidau.
26.02.2014 Valiantsin Stefanovich: "There is nothing new that can affect Belarusians in the new edition of Martial Law"
Not everyone agrees that the new edition of the bill "On Martial Law" is a bit radical, but the proposed changes are unlikely to relate to events in Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by deputy head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich in a comment for the TUT.BY website.
26.02.2014 Vitsebsk Regional Court sides with election commission who deceived voters
Aliaksei Haurutsikau and Khrystafor Zhaliapau presented to the court a written explanation of citizens whose signatures for their nomination were invalidated. Some of them appeared in court to tell about how they had been deceived. But neither the prosecutor nor the Regional Court wanted to admit the decision to deny registration was illegal.